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Happy Birthday to The Ritz
Austin's historic Sixth St. theater is 81 years young.
"...Austin's historic Sixth St. theater The Ritz, aka the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, recently celebrated..."

Nov. 3, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Tonight! Ed Wood David 'The Rock' Nelson at The Ritz
Chicagoan filmmaker, outsider artist, auteur and so much more
"...What with the Alamo Drafthouse's plan for world domination going full tilt..."

July 1, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Life and Times of the Alamo and the Ritz
"...Oct. 13, 1929: L.L. Hegman opens the Ritz "talking pictures" theatre, at 320 E. Sixth, with..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature

Michael Jackson Memorial Sing-Along at The Ritz
MJ Thoughts & Photos from the Chrontourage Street Team
"...The Chrontourage is the Austin Chronicle's promotions street team...."

July 1, 2009 Chron Events Post by Logan Youree

Eleven Minutes of Pleasure at the Ritz
American Genre Film Archive holding Reel One party Sunday
"...Oscars ubiquity getting you down? Bored of seeing the same films everyone else has seen? Trust us, the..."

Feb. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

From Ravitch to the Ritz: SXSWedu highlights
"...12:30pm: "Making the Most of SXSWedu": Ron Reed and SXSWedu coordinator (and..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature

Alamo Ritz Unveils 70mm 'AlamoScope'
Finally we can watch 'The Abyss' as god intended
"...David Cronenberg's Scanners but in a good way, after the announcement that the Alamo Ritz will begin screening films..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Giving Up the Gun
Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij hits the Fusebox Festival with strings attached
"...Rostam Batmanglij’s lilting, classical string arrangements are one the hallmarks of Vampire Weekend. The composer performs tonight at..."

April 26, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

First Night at the Alamo Ritz
Notes from the first night at Austin's newest oldest cinema.
"...than founders Tim and Karrie League had originally hoped, the new Alamo Ritz finally opened last night (see Marc..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Let's All Go to the Movies
Skip the multiplex: Austin has a better idea
"...historic settings, with starry special guests, or just under the stars...."

March 3, 2017 Screens Post

Fight to the Death With the Dead Tree Brigade
Literary Death Match throws down at the Ritz
"...There's an awful lot of jousting going on in the..."

March 26, 2014 Books Post by Monica Riese

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 15-21
"...Since July Is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want..."

July 15, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Tangible Pleasures of Cinema
The Sprocket Society gets hands on with film
" preservation, we usually think of efforts to salvage the content of old movies. But what about preserving film's..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

Living Music in the Live Music Capital
Echotone explores the intersection of art and commerce in Austin
"...About 30 minutes into the documentary Echotone, a speaker at a 2008 Austin City..."

April 22, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock
Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution
"...As Roky Erickson's live solo debut loomed at the grand opening of the Ritz on October 18, 1974..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Last Laugh
Remembering the late underground comic Mitch Hedberg
"..."The club owner here, when you come to town, he..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Confessions From the King of Fuzz
Cult soundtrack composer Davie Allan comes to the Alamo Ritz
"...That's the first confession from the cult composer whose signature sound..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

The Earth Moves
For choreographer Ellen Bartel, dance does make the world go 'round
"...Let's get one thing straight: Dance doesn't make the world go 'round. Although the world itself, the terrestrial..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

They Bring the Party
Party Down Ultimate Marathon: May make you kinda stalky
"...The Alamo Drafthouse has been hyping for a couple months..."

June 15, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Scenes From the Circus
Music has landed, which is good news for filmgoers
" Texas. This guy's Speedo? Not so much. After the jump, snapshots from Austin at overcapacity...."

March 15, 2012 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

Turns Out the Title Wasn't Prophetic
The curious staying power of so-called lost film 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
"...artist ... of some kind. "It was kind of pathetic, and laughable in retrospect," said Schiller in a recent..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Beside the Point
Council members take to the waters, al fresco
"...Let us lament the humble photo-op...."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Kickstart Your Weekend: The American Genre Film Archive
Protecting movies, one frame at a time
"...Film preservation can't just be about saving the classics. There's no risk of Citizen Kane disappearing, or..."

May 30, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spotlight: The Strange Boys
Soon to be Austin garage quartet the Strange Boys and their American Bandstand
"...If everything old is new again, the Strange Boys are way ahead of the curve. Beneath..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Spotlight: The American Analog Set
1am, Blender Bar at the Ritz
"...As Mark Smith's brushes scratch the snare, Sean Ripple's vibes ring out, and Lee Gillespie's..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Downton Abbey: The Holy and the Broken
There, there, Anna – you'll feel better before the hour's up
"...Anna’s rape storyline, so let’s get it out of the way up front, shall we?..."

Jan. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

Cinema Club Deconstructs 'The Royal Tenenbaums'
Matt Zoller Seitz hosts at the Alamo Ritz
"...Unpacking a Wes Anderson movie is like digging through the world's most twee luggage set...."

Nov. 6, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

From the Vaults: 'Spider Baby'
A restored print of 'the maddest movie ever told' screens Sunday
"...The original title of this Jack Hill cult classic was..."

July 26, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sound and the Fury
The Alamo screens James Brown's classic 1968 concert.
"...Got plans tonight? Cancel them. There’s no better way to honor the memory of..."

Jan. 21, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Hold the Mayo
The Lucky Bum Film Tour rolls into town with tasty treats for local cineastes with the munchies for movies that bypass the run-of-the-mill.
"...If star-studded film festivals, like the one that just ended a month ago, are a..."

April 26, 2002 Screens Feature by Merle Bertrand

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